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Tuesday, November 21, 2017, 9:56am
Samaje Perine, the rookie fourth-round pick, is now the Redskins’ most experienced back.
Chris Thompson (leg) and Rob Kelley (ankle) both have been placed on injured reserve during the last week. Mack Brown, who opened on the active roster, had to be cut to make room for an offensive line dealing with injuries to four starters. Matt Jones was released in the final cuts. Keith Marshall tore his ACL early in training camp.
That leaves Perine. The Redskins signed Byron Marshall a week ago off Philadelphia’s practice squad. They do have LeShun Daniels on the practice squad and could promote him.
The story said Marshall is expected to play on third downs because he's a former WR and has experience running routes and catching passes. But, it's going to be tough to expect Marshall to help in pass blocking. Perine should get a majority of the early down runs from this point forward. The story pointed out that outside of two games, the Skins won't face a lot of tough rushing defenses which will surely make Perine a popular pickup off the wire this week.
Posted by Steve Andress
Friday, November 17, 2017 - 11:26am
Week 11 at New Orleans Saints
This has the making of a shootout for Washington's offense, as Vegas has placed the second-highest total on this game for Week 11 at 51 points. Despite being underdogs, Washington is still in the top half of implied team totals this week. In the backfield, Rob Kelley is on IR, leaving room for Chris Thompson to get some more touches but likely not a large number of carries, as rookie Samaje Perine will assume early-down work. However, odds are Washington will be playing from behind in this game. Consider Thompson a high-end RB2 in PPR formats but still viable in standard leagues as well with Rob Kelley out of the picture.
2017 Strength of Schedule - WAS
Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.
2017 Game Stats
|Per game||6.40||29.40||0.20||0.20||4.59||3.90||51.00||0.40||5.40||13.08||11.24||15.14||33.80/65.60||51.84% |
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